And you don’t even know it. You probably logged on to your Facebook app today, saw an intriguing alert at the top of the window, and accepted it. You probably thought it was just a cool new feature on the latest update, and decided “hey Facebook only gets better, so let’s do this!”
Too bad that update could lead to very bad situations. And it’s only the beginning.
Once you are synced, every photo you take immediately gets uploaded to Facebook. And sure it underlines that fact that these photos will stay “private” until you decide to click “share”, but is anything really private on the Internet when it comes down to it? Maybe an overload of data or a glitch in the website could lead to albums accidentally getting leaked. Or what about those talented computer hackers? You think this is something they can’t hack through?
Aside from the obvious privacy reasons, connecting to photo sync will allow Facebook to access all our metadata, taking it one step closer to owning the world. It will be able to track our location as we take pictures (as opposed to when we upload them) and see what brands and products we are using. We’ll practically be handing them all our information so they can give it to the businesses that will be waiting to ambush us on the streets. Meaning more ads on our Facebook that know exactly what we want when we want it.
Pretty sneaky indeed, Facebook. You almost had me there.